Take-Two is dropping the lawsuit nuke on 3D Realms for failure to develop the sequel they both wanted, Duke Nukem Forever. 3D Realms closed up shop, never finishing the game, thus breaking an agreement they had with publishing rights owner Take-Two.
Take-Two has been pretty patient. I mean, the game had been in development for a decade or so now, right?
“Apogee continually delayed the completion date for the Duke Nukem Forever,” Take-Two said in the complaint. “Apogee repeatedly assured Take-Two and the video-gaming community that it was diligently working toward competing development of the PC Version of the Duke Nukem Forever.”
With 3D Realms’ closing, the project was terminated and so were the people working on the game. Not finishing the title counts as breach of contract, so things go from bad to worse for 3D Realms.